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JAD Attains NIS ISO 9001:2015 Certification

JAD Construction Ltd, a 100% Nigerian Local Content company that has been providing outstanding support services to the Nigerian oil and gas sector in Heavy-Lift and Jetty Management, Marine Logistics & SEWOPs and Mechanical Construction for the past Fifteen years (In its fully equipped and modern Fabrication Facility at KM 5 Warri- NPA Expressway Ekpan, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria).

JAD Construction Ltd has attained the NIS ISO 9001:2015 Integrated Management System certification for Construction Engineering and Marine Logistics.
Its quest is to become Nigeria’s premier oil and gas services company that plays a significant role in providing opportunities for the growth and development to the Nigerian economy. “Attaining conformity Management System Standards, certificates are widely used in global markets to establish confidence between business partners and between organizations and their customers, to qualify suppliers in supply chains, and as a requirement to tender for procurement contracts,” an official said.

JAD Group has acquired numerous awards for service excellence over the years from various Multi IOCs and EPC Companies. On 30th April, 2018, JAD Construction will be officially awarded the NIS ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 Integrated Management System certification at Denis Hotel, Wuse 2, Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria at 1000HRS pronto “It is a rigorous audit procedure that follows the ISO/IEC 17021-1 standard to ensure competent audit teams with adequate resources that guarantees confidence among regulators in the certification body.” SON is confident to announce that JAD Construction has met all requirements for this certification.

In 1994, the Standards Organization of Nigeria Management Systems Certification Directorate (MSC) commenced certification as the Systems Certification arm of the Standard Organization of Nigeria that operates the ISO/IEC 17021 2015 standard.

For more information: www.jadgroup.org


East African Oil and Gas Pros Access Novel Training Tool

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Members of East Africa’s Upstream sector, in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, have been central to the development of a new online training platform delivering an affordable and accessible alternative to exclusive oil and gas training.

Norwell EDGE, an e-learning tool, was launched by Aberdeen based Norwell Engineering, Thursday 22nd March 2018. It aims to make access to world-class upstream training affordable and open to everyone – regardless of where in the world they are- “and offering a real alternative to the expensive and exclusive training that is currently available”, the company claims in a press statement.

“The cutting-edge platform has recently gone through a rigourous 6-week testing phase which involved more than 200 oil and gas professionals and students from East Africa providing feedback”, Norwell declares. “They were part of a global community of testers that included more than 1,100 volunteers from 45 countries. As a thank you they were granted exclusive access before the site went live today”.

Rossini Silveira, SPE Uganda Treasurer and Lecturer in Petroleum Studies at Makerere University and Petroleum Engineer, in Kampala said:
“As a Petroleum Engineer myself, with near 30 years’ experience across the globe, I am exasperated by the disparity in the level of training available to oil & gas professionals, especially in under-developed countries where both local training and travel opportunities are limited.

“I am extremely excited by Norwell EDGE’s potential. Suddenly we have fully accessible training for individuals in any corner of the globe connected online. Training that is not limited to employer directives and training that is always up to date. I see great potential for young professionals and students here to make leaps in their understanding of Upstream Oil & Gas at a pace that allows them to absorb in-depth, concepts in a modern and flexible way, beyond what can be taught here.”

The release explains that EDGE has taken five years to develop and will offer 50 in-depth upstream awareness training modules, with a comprehensive exam and, a second advanced course for specialist personnel. “Frustrated by a lack of concerted effort by the oil and gas industry to tackle skills and competency gaps, Norwell decided to invest $500,000 to create its own solution and make training as widely available as possible”, the press statement adds.

The statement quotes the tool’s co-founder Mike Adams, who recently met with EDGE beta testers in Nigeria, as saying: “We have seen first-hand the challenges operators & NOCs around the globe are facing through a lack of competent and well trained workforces. In the current situation there are a lot of specialists, all of whom have completed their own specialist courses and health and safety training but very few understand what the other is doing – that can have dangerous consequences as we saw with Deepwater Horizon.

Norwell EDGE enables individuals to learn in their own country at their own pace and build a training history that follows them throughout their career. Subscription is contract-free, so users can dip in and out of training as it suits them.

For companies, it makes wide-scale training feasible and enables them to audit contractors’ training histories. For national oil companies, it also provides a way of affordably upskilling large numbers of national personnel.

The content which includes modules ranging from Well Planning to Well Integrity Management has been developed by Norwell’s in-house senior engineering team along with partners including Axis Well Technology.


Speaker List Continues to Grow for WAIPEC 2018

The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has announced a host of further speakers to feature on the programme at the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2018 (WAIPEC), a two day major platform for the oil and gas industry, taking place next month 7-8th February at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

Recently confirmed to speak is:

  • Oluwafemi Adesanya, Senior Trade Advisor, Department for International Trade, British Deputy High Commission, Nigeria
  • Michael Kimbi Tchenga, Head of Trade, Department for International Trade, British High Commission, Cameroon
  • Dolapo Oni, VP/Head, Energy Research, Ecobank Development Company (EDC) Nigeria Ltd
  • André Hue, Deputy Country Director, AFD
  • Austin Uzoka, Nigerian Content Manager, SNEPCo
  • Ainslie Boswell, Business Development Consultant (oil & Gas Engineering) Megchem
  • Architect Okunola Odusote, Managing Director, Popham Walter Odusote Ltd
  • Dr Juliette Twumasi-Anokye, Managing Partner, Anojul Afrriyie & Co

The newly announced speakers join the additional industry leaders and experts already represented at WAIPEC 2018 including:

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Speaker Line-up Announced for First Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa

Eni Nigeria, Marathon Oil, Shell&Sonangol amongst offshore operators joined by leading well work experts at the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa on March 7-8: https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9

150+ senior well intervention experts will get together in March at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra to discuss their well intervention and P&A strategies in a bid to increase efficiencies and reduce the cost of both deepwater and shallow water projects.

Well intervention & completions experts Ihechi Ojukwu (Chevron Nigeria), Kelechi Victor (Nigerian Agip) &Ifeanyi Ugbor(Shell Nigeria) will speak alongside well engineering specialists including Andres Esono Ngui Obono (Marathon EG), Elike Mawuli (Tullow Oil) &Edward Kalu (Total Nigeria) to address some of the challenges companies are facing during workover, integrity and abandonment projects.

Key topics up for discussion include:
Well Intervention Economics: Examine how expanding the scope of work, multi-well campaigns and the availability of equipment can improve well intervention economics
Acid Stimulation: Hear how a scheduled program of well stimulation using coiled tubing or flexible pipe to bullhead acid can lead to optimized recovery with no downtime
Downhole Technology: Discover new section milling, fishing and retrieval tools as well as eline & CT services that enhance production while mitigating risk to your subsea formation
•Late Life Management: As West African fields mature, discuss ways of optimizing late life production, ensuring integrity and preparing for P&A with an efficient end of life strategy
P&A: Study regional abandonment case histories to tackle challenges including annular pressure build up, cement placement, barrier validation and NORM contaminants

Other speaking organisations at the conference include Wild Well Control, Helix, Island Offshore, TechnipFMC, Oceaneering and many more…

To see a full breakdown of the agenda and speakers involved in the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa, download the conference brochure at https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9


Is Enhanced Oil Recovery the Future of Angola’s Oil Production?

Interview of Geraldo Ramos, Senior Production Engineer, Sonangol EP

Production decline in mature fields is a common challenge to offshore operators throughout the globe. And in West Africa especially, where developing new fields often requires delving into unexplored deepwater and ultra-deepwater territories, many have decided to take advantage of developments in enhanced oil recovery technologies to make the most out of their existing assets.

Sonangol EP is one of those companies who, despite recent positive discoveries in its offshore pre-salt acreage which should comfortably allow Angola to maintain its status as Africa’s second largest oil producer, sees the need to ensure additional reserves are extracted from existing wells.

Today, we speak with Geraldo Ramos, Senior Production Engineer at Sonangol EP who is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Aberdeen focusing on Advanced Enhanced Oil Recovery techniques with specific focus on Angolan onshore/offshore fields. We discuss his results so far, his vision for Angola’s 2018 production landscape and the experience he gained from the North Sea.
You can access the full interview for free at https://tinyurl.com/ycuzus4d

For further information, contact Sam Scarpa at sscarpa@offsnet.com


WAIPEC To Focus on New Oil and Gas Ventures In West Africa

The key is driving oil and gas production through innovative strategies
The organisers of the eagerly anticipated second West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2018 (WAIPEC) (www.WAIPEC.com), have unveiled an overview of its programme ahead of the event which is returning next month (7-8th February) to the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

Across the two-day event, the conference programme has again been developed by a leading steering committee and speakers to build on the discussions of 2017 and to provide real value and insight for all delegates. Representatives include;
• Ademola Adeyemi-Bero, Managing Director, FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited and Nigerian Independent Oil Companies
• Bayo Ojulari, Managing Director, The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo)
• Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
• Tony Attah, Managing Director, Nigeria LNG
• Emeka Ene, CEO, Oildata Energy Group
• Roland Ewubare, Group General Manager, NAPIMS
• Dr. Mazadu Bako, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC)
• Austin Ojunekwu Avuru, SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company
• Mordecai Ladan, Director Department of Petroleum Resources
• Gbite Adenji, Senior Technical Advisor on Upstream and Gas to Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources
• Jeffrey Ewing, Chairman and Managing Director at Chevron Nigeria Limited
• Ahmadu – Kida Musa, Deputy Managing Director, TOTAL Exploration and Production
Set around the theme of ‘New ventures in West Africa; driving oil and gas production through innovative strategies,’ content will focus on unlocking strategic value, leveraging innovation, best practices and technology that will grow West Africa’s energy industry.

A mix of technical and strategic sessions will specifically address;
• The future of the global oil and gas industries and implication of the trend
• How Nigeria and African oil and gas industries can compete effectively in today’s challenging industries
• Funding local content
• Service company – operator collaboration models – drawing on experience from other oil provinces
• Outlining the National Gas Flare Commercialization Program
• Powering the industry – optimising domestic gas supplies, especially for power generation and industrial development
• Funding and investment in Africa’s oil and gas industry
• Modular refining
Set to tip the scales, WAIPEC stands as not only the largest event in the centre of Nigeria’s oil and gas hub, but also the only truly industry led event, held in partnership with the country’s petroleum sector and hosted by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) (www.PETAN.org).

WAIPEC 2018 is already projected to attract more than 200 exhibiting companies and 6,000 visiting professionals from across West Africa, Europe, Americas and Asia – with its programme poised to set the standards on content, delegates and industry support for all conferences in the West African petroleum sector.

Speaking ahead of the event, Chair of PETAN, Bank Anthony Okoroafor explains, “Taking place at the beginning of the year, WAIPEC 2018 will set the trend and the pace for the West African oil and gas sector in 2018.” He added, “The mindset behind WAIPEC is what makes it unique from other conferences – it is designed specifically to be a solutions conference and a platform for the very best representatives from across the West African energy industry to come together and discuss, deliberate and share their insight and knowledge towards creating beneficial strategies for the betterment of all areas of the industry.”

For full details on the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, its content and how to participate, visit www.WAIPEC.com.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC).
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For more information on the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference or to register to attend as press, please contact:
Aimee Thompsett, Global Event Partners: AThompsett@WAIPEC.com / +44 1737 784956
Jumoke Oyedun, PETAN, Secretariat@PETAN.org / 0803 725 5190

About WAIPEC 2018
WAIPEC (www.WAIPEC.com) is hosted by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) (www.PETAN.com), a leading organisation that represents oilfield services and technology companies operating across upstream through to downstream projects. PETAN is a leader in the promotion of innovative engineering and creative solutions that help advance the petroleum industry both nationally and regionally.

WAIPEC has been launched to address the needs of companies seeking to showcase their innovative solutions and new technologies, and to support the development of major new business and partnerships to benefit West Africa’s petroleum economy.

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West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC)


Speaker Line-up Announced for First Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa

Eni Nigeria, Marathon Oil, Shell &Sonangol amongst offshore operators joined by leading well work experts at the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa on March 7-8: https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9

150+ senior well intervention experts will get together in March at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accrato discuss their well intervention and P&A strategies in a bid to increase efficiencies and reduce the cost of both deepwater and shallow water projects.

Well intervention & completions experts Ihechi Ojukwu (Chevron Nigeria), Kelechi Victor (Nigerian Agip) &Ifeanyi Ugbor (Shell Nigeria) will speak alongside well engineering specialists including Andres Esono Ngui Obono (Marathon EG), Elike Mawuli (Tullow Oil) &Edward Kalu (Total Nigeria) to address some of the challenges companies are facing during workover, integrity and abandonment projects.

Key topics up for discussion include:
•Well Intervention Economics: Examine how expanding the scope of work, multi-well campaigns and the availability of equipment can improve well intervention economics
•Acid Stimulation: Hear how a scheduled program of well stimulation using coiled tubing or flexible pipe to bullhead acid can lead to optimized recovery with no downtime
•Downhole Technology: Discover new section milling, fishing and retrieval tools as well as eline& CT services that enhance production while mitigating risk to your subsea formation
•Late Life Management: As West African fields mature, discuss ways of optimizing late life production, ensuring integrity and preparing for P&A with an efficient end of life strategy
•P&A: Study regional abandonment case histories to tackle challenges including annular pressure build up, cement placement, barrier validation and NORM contaminants

Other speaking organisations at the conference include Wild Well Control, Helix, Island Offshore, TechnipFMC, Oceaneering and many more…

To see a full breakdown of the agenda and speakers involved in the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa, download the conference brochure at https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9


Speaker Line-up Announced for First Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa

Eni Nigeria, Marathon Oil, Shell & Sonangol amongst offshore operators joined by leading well work experts at the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa on March 7-8: https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9

150+ senior well intervention experts will get together in March at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accrato discuss their well intervention and P&A strategies in a bid to increase efficiencies and reduce the cost of both deepwater and shallow water projects.

Well intervention & completions experts Ihechi Ojukwu (Chevron Nigeria), Kelechi Victor (Nigerian Agip) & Ifeanyi Ugbor (Shell Nigeria) will speak alongside well engineering specialists including Andres Esono Ngui Obono (Marathon EG), Elike Mawuli (Tullow Oil) &Edward Kalu (Total Nigeria) to address some of the challenges companies are facing during workover, integrity and abandonment projects.

Key topics up for discussion include:

• Well Intervention Economics: Examine how expanding the scope of work, multi-well campaigns and the availability of equipment can improve well intervention economics
• Acid Stimulation: Hear how a scheduled program of well stimulation using coiled tubing or flexible pipe to bullhead acid can lead to optimized recovery with no downtime
• Downhole Technology: Discover new section milling, fishing and retrieval tools as well as eline & CT services that enhance production while mitigating risk to your subsea formation
• Late Life Management: As West African fields mature, discuss ways of optimizing late life production, ensuring integrity and preparing for P&A with an efficient end of life strategy
• P&A: Study regional abandonment case histories to tackle challenges including annular pressure build up, cement placement, barrier validation and NORM contaminants

Other speaking organisations at the conference include Wild Well Control, Helix, Island Offshore, TechnipFMC, Oceaneering and many more…

To see a full breakdown of the agenda and speakers involved in the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa, download the conference brochure at https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9

If you want the opportunity to secure your company’s place in the supply chain of these projects register now and save $800 today at http://interventionwca.offsnetevents.com/register.html


Sonangol, Chevron & Shell Join Tullow Oil and TOTAL to Discuss Well Intervention in West Africa

Eni Nigeria, Marathon Oil, Shell & Sonangol amongst offshore operators joined by leading well work experts at the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa on March 7-8: https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9

150+ senior well intervention experts will get together in March at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accrato discuss their well intervention and P&A strategies in a bid to increase efficiencies and reduce the cost of both deepwater and shallow water projects.

Well intervention & completions experts Ihechi Ojukwu (Chevron Nigeria), Kelechi Victor (Nigerian Agip) & Ifeanyi Ugbor(Shell Nigeria) will speak alongside well engineering specialists including Andres Esono Ngui Obono (Marathon EG), Elike Mawuli (Tullow Oil) &Edward Kalu (Total Nigeria) to address some of the challenges companies are facing during workover, integrity and abandonment projects.

Key topics up for discussion include:
Well Intervention Economics: Examine how expanding the scope of work, multi-well campaigns and the availability of equipment can improve well intervention economics
Acid Stimulation: Hear how a scheduled program of well stimulation using coiled tubing or flexible pipe to bullhead acid can lead to optimized recovery with no downtime
Downhole Technology: Discover new section milling, fishing and retrieval tools as well as eline& CT services that enhance production while mitigating risk to your subsea formation
Late Life Management: As West African fields mature, discuss ways of optimizing late life production, ensuring integrity and preparing for P&A with an efficient end of life strategy
P&A: Study regional abandonment case histories to tackle challengesincluding annular pressure build up, cement placement, barrier validation and NORM contaminants

Other speaking organisations at the conference include Wild Well Control, Helix, Island Offshore, TechnipFMC, Oceaneering and many more…

To see a full breakdown of the agenda and speakers involved in the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa, download the conference brochure at https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9


Well Intervention and P&A Market Boom Offshore West Africa

Well Intervention Market Overview In West Africa

With well intervention and P&A activity ramping up from Mauritania to Angola, operators are working more collaboratively with contractors taking advantage of new business development opportunities offshore West Africa. The below well intervention market overview offers:

.An analysis of common drivers for activity as well as West African well work hotspots to highlight which areas are ripe for well intervention and P&A projects  
.A review of recent regional projects including a LWI safety valve remediation, a 7-well rigless live well intervention campaign and several P&A projects
.An overview of technologies required to drive project efficiency including LWI vessels, riserless technology, coiled tubing, downhole tools, cementing & data logging tools

You can access the whitepaper at https://tinyurl.com/y8w2mnqm

I hope you find the content useful and look forward to your feedback!

Kind regards

Sam Scarpa
 
Head of Conferences | Offshore Network Ltd.
t: +44 (0) 20 3793 8800| e: sscarpa@offsnet.com

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